Tuesday, April 12, 2011

All about Industrial Chic and a giveaway!!!!


I recently recieved an email from Jewelry Affaire and was told I had a piece in the Spring edition. Woo hoo-thats the kind of email I love getting, but truth be told I couldn't remember what I had sent in.   I just got the magazine in the mail and what an absolutely GORGEOUS edition. Every time I get one I think there is NO WAY they can top this issue, and every time I am happily proven wrong.  Anyway, as I'm looking through it, I see my "Swan Lake" necklace utilizing Susan Lenart Kazmer's Industrial Chic components was featured.


As a member of Susan's Creative Team, we get new pieces in advance to work with.  They are so amazing, its hard to not talk about them before they are available but we all bite our tongues and send excited emails to each other.    Well, good news my friends - I can happily announce Industrial Chic has a new line of charms and findings coming out on April 29th along with a new project booklet.


I'm really excited to announce all members of the Creative Team also have projects in this booklet along with Susan!!! Now we all get to show you how much we love and are inspired by Industrial Chic.   The new charms are so amazing too-I can give you a sneak peek at one set here:

Pardon my picture. The camera battery is charging so I had to use my scanner to do a quick photo.  I love love love this big organic copper with PINK and RED interior!  This is one of many of the new lovelies about to hit the stores VERY soon.
 You can begin looking for the new pieces nationwide in Michaels stores April 29th. You may need to call first to see if the new releases are in your local Michaels.

And now for the giveaway - I have 3 copies of the Industrial Chic booklet to give out to my readers. April 24th, I'll pick the lucky winners by a random number generator (random.org).    To make it even sweeter, I will include some Industrial Chic Charms along with the booklet for the 3 lucky winners.  This contest is open to all my readers world wide!

 For your chance to win just leave a comment  here why you love Industrial Chic products or why you love Susan (thats an easy one to answer!).  Post this giveaway on your blog, facebook or twitter for an extra shot at winning, just leave a seperate comment with the link to where you posted it.  Good Luck!

109 comments:

baglady said...

I love the Industrial Chic line- saves so much time when designing beautiful items if you start with beautiful componants. I like to find my own items but that takes so much time and Susan's are gorgeous. I bought some Ice Resin but haven't tried it yet- that is my next adventure.

Diana said...

I just think the whole line is so inspiring!

susanc said...

What is not there to love about either?! Susan is such an inspiration and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Ice Resin as well. Her book on cold connections is awesome and her video is awesome as well! :)

I just wish that the Industrial Chic line would include some bezels that we could fill; I know that she offers them on her website, but it would be GREAT to have them available through Michaels as well.

mairedodd said...

susan has been a huge inspiration to me - in so many ways... encouraging people to think outside of the box and leave their comfort zones... i have fallen asleep with the cold connections book on my stomach many a night... falling in love with ice resin... and taking one of her classes... she is an amazingly creative woman - as are you... thank you for the opportunity to win these pieces...

Judy said...

My favorite piece is the one of the hand...it speaks to me every-time~!
Thanks for the opportunity to win her amazing pieces!

jennifer ritter said...

I love this line because its just so freakin cool. I like the way there are so many loops on the charms so that its easy to mix and match as well as being able to add my own finds. Its great to have a mass produced product that you can make your own

carlanda said...

i love her line! always hope they are on sale when i am at michaels! the charms are very inspiring and i haven't tried the ice resin, but will! i will post on facebook for an extra chance! thank you for this great giveaway! carlanda

Linda B said...

I love the look of the range but I haven't seen it anywhere here in Australia yet

francine said...

Industrial Chic is great, Michaels always has great selections. Would love to continue making jewelry with their products. Also, I purchased Susan's book and look forward to trying some of the techniques in there.

discodog01@hotmail.com said...

I love Industrial Chic because its got a certain kind of raw energy about it. I've always been drawn to the used, the worn, the discarded and the rusty, and these pieces capture that same energy.

I took a class from Susan a few years back at Artfest and Loved it! Which is saying a lot because at the time I was in the middle of a gall bladder attack. Literally the next day when I got home I had to have emergency surgery! LOL!

Thanks for offering such a great giveaway Barbe!!!

-Rita

vntgkitten said...

I just love the charms and the book just gives you even more ideas. I love the way the charms look just like something you just stumbled upon by accident and turned out to be the best piece in your collection.

sf said...

The charms aren't just pretty, they're a bit funky, too. And easy to work with, and incorporate with additional found or vintage pieces.

Alice said...

I love the Industrial Chic line of products because it provides components I can't otherwise create myself. Plus, they are different from anything currently on the market. Love 'em!!!!

Mary K. McGraw said...

Susan is an inspiration, she shows you how to make it work.

Deborah said...

I love Industrial Chic because it's one of the few things I buy that I almost immediately use. Susan is so inspirational and the Industrial Chic products are my favorite!

Malin de Koning said...

The Industrial Chic line is sooooo nice. Every time I see them in someones jewelry I wish I could get my hands on them. I live in Sweden and can't purchase them. That is a big bummer. Why don't Michaels allow online shopping? But to get around it I have actually made a list of the components I wish, for one of my American beading friends to purchase for me. Good thing then I haven't sent it away yet. I'll wait for the new releases.

I also love Susan of course! So creative AND a clever business woman. She even looks cool. And I really liked her Ice Resin tutorial in that e-magazine from Interweave (can't remember it's name). Great way of teaching. And Ice Resin ... hey.

I have to stop now, coz I shall blog and facebook about this now.

Thanks for being so generous.

SueBeads said...

Actually I love them because they are so different for me! If that makes sense! Thanks for the chance!

SueBeads said...

I shared on facebook, too!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh I am crossing all my parts for this!!! Love these charms and findings - what's not to like? They are a lovely quality and look lke something you would make yourself!

Erin S said...

I love Susan's work and the industrial chic line because it is the polar opposite of all the sparkly, girlie, crystal foofiness that is so popular with many woman. I have never been into any of that--I love the industrial elements and the found objects--so much more interesting!
Erin S

Malin de Koning said...

I have blogged:
http://beadingbymalindekoning.blogspot.com/

Malin de Koning said...

I have facebooked!

CraftyHope said...

Why do I love Industrial Chic? Hmmmm. . . .There's just something in the way the pieces in this line feel. They're old and vintage-y, but not in a traditional kind of way. They're like the bits and pieces you find and re-make into something beautiful. It's fun and eclectic and full of whimsy. It's what I try to be.

Debbie Davis said...

I like Industrial Chic because they give away stuff. Also the components are way cool.

francine said...

Love Industrial Chic, just want to let you know that I posted the contest on my blog as well
https://www.Exclusivelyoursdesigns.
blogspot.com
Thanks!

Glitter Bitches said...

I have been having a lot of fun with the Industrial Chic components. Everytime I make something with them, it gets snatched right up.

Erika said...

Industrial Chic components will always be special because those are the ones my husband buys as presents for me with the stipulation that I use them for ME and not my business! They are trendy and classic and fabulous, exactly what I look for!

JJ said...

Just luv these .... you go girl!

Erika said...

http://www.facebook.com/elnapier

Here's where I posted to my Facebook!

Pretty Things said...

I've got to stop hoarding all the Industrial Elements charms -- but I can't help it! They're incredibly cool, which is why I love them. And Susan I like because she's a free spirit.

I will Facebook this (facebook.com/limamike) and Twitter it (I_Make_Jewelry).

Boot ~C said...

Sadly I have done nothing but hoard my IC pieces too, so of course I want some new ones!

Trish said...

I just love the 'look' of the Industrial chic components....they almost make themselves into beautiful creations....would be a joy to be able to play with some...and try some projects!

jennifer said...

Love Industrial Chic products. In this part of the country it's hard to find true vintage items and this line makes it easy to get the look you want without having to travel to the east. Susan does such great work and really inspires you to reach outside the your box.

Hope Clinchot said...

Love the grunge/vintage look to these pieces and Susan is a great inspiration showing us ways to put them to use....and so are you Barbe! Love the swan lake piece. Gorgeous!:)thanks for the chance to win...

Stepha said...

I Love these, I will post this give away on my blog, http://skwds.blogspot.com.

Stepha said...

Posted it on my facebook and tweeted also.

Michelle Mach said...

Love the Industrial Chic products. It's like going to a really cool flea market and finding all sorts of old mini tins and game pieces, but better--you don't have to do any alterations to make the pieces work as jewelry components and you don't come home with dirty hands and jeans!

QueenMarcy said...

Ooooh, I would love to win. I found the Industrial Chic products when they first came out and bought almost every one - they are adorable and so well made for production line work. I had two classes with Susan at Adorn Me in Houston a few weeks ago and she is just ADORABLE! We were making stuff really from "scratch" which was very difficult, but it sure was fun!!!! Thanks. Marcy
mantle@piedmontcenter.com
www.queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com

Stepha said...

I love the grunge/vintage look, Susan is a wonderful inspiration in showing people intresting ways to use them.

Sabine said...

I love the components! It inspired me to create a few with some found objects I had. They all worked really well together and I have a couple of great pieces of jewelry.

Ann
mycriticaleye.com
annrishell@gmail.com

April B. said...

I love the line because it is so easy to use in Steampunk creations and is a bit edgier than a lot of other stuff out there.

Janet said...
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Janet said...

Ive Facebooked this too!
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1014962907
Looking to April 29 to check out the new pcs! Thank you again!

debra hocking said...

can't get enough of the industrial chic line to work with in my own jewelry creations. there's nothing like it. beautiful swan lake necklace barbe, you always offer up something unexpected. would like to be surprised by brand new pieces from slk. i learned so much from her when i took her talisman class in dana point last year. i bought & learned how to use ICE resin there, which is awesome by the way. thanks!!

Noemi said...

I am so glad I found this blog! Actually, I had never heard about Susan or the Industrial Chic line, but believe me I am thrilled I did! I would love to win to start using this so new material for me.
Thanks so much for the opportunity!!
Noemi

quiltingjewel39 said...

Susan is so artistically creative. I have watched a video of hers and she is also a great teacher - I can only imagine taking a class in person! The Industrial Chic line is just plain fun to work with and incorporate into pieces.

CraftyHope said...

Blogged about it also here - http://craftyhope.blogspot.com/2011/04/btw-and-giveaways-oh-my.html

FryeStyle said...

I love Industrial Chic for its use of enamel on metal. The pop of color!

Well, as for Susan - thanks for inventing ICE Resin!

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity Barbe!

p.s. I agree that pink and red interior on the copper piece - to die for!

Anonymous said...

Just love the way the line looks!!! you can make so many different items.

Gillian said...

I am a newbie jewellery maker and have just bought my first set of ice resin and cant wait to create something fab. The industrial line is so up my street, I would love to incorporate some of the pieces in my designs. Fingers crossed!

Beetique said...

I've never used this line. I have just started making jewelry and have gone through B'Sue Boutiques for my stuff. I will have to look at Michael's the next time I go.

Patricia said...

Coming up with new and different pieces of jewelry is so much fun with the Industrial Chic line. I also took a class with Susan last summer and had the best time ever. It was fun to learn from her and to get some great ideas for Ice Resin. I am now somewhat addicted to making things with Resin. :-)

suesueb said...

Love the Industrial Chic components and have several on a necklace along with some personal pieces. Can't wait to see what's new!! Just bought some of Susan's Ice Resin today and can't wait to have the time to play with it either!!

Beetique said...

I also tweeted this and my user name is beetique.

sharon said...

Love Susan' line! They are unique, and innovative, a mix of grunge and cool! Thanks so much for the chance, and congrat's on your gorgeous piece being published!

Beckie Holso said...

well who doesn't LOVE Industrial Chic? i could never pick just one but my favorites are the "steampunk-ish" ones - very old vintage real looking pieces... in miniature!

Beckie Holso said...

just popping back in to say that I shared this on my facebook =)

http://www.facebook.com/artbeckons

Nancy Lynn said...

The Ice Resin is the best ever. So happy I took your classes working with this product. I have followed Susan for years and have taken classes from her. I think her Industrial Chic products are just the best ever. I think I have one of everything and probably two or three of some. I can't wait to see and purchase the new items.

Lois Moon said...

I love the industrial chic pieces because they are fun and I can pick them up at Michael's and play with them right away - no waiting for the mail. I love mixing them with crystals and gemstones - just as you did in swan lake - and love that they are so reasonably priced.

Cathy said...

Love the industrial chic charms and the chains! Easy to pick up at Michaels. Wish I could buy them all!

lyounk09 said...

I love the Industrial Chic line and love Susan's work. I love the eclectic mix that these charms allow.

Leslie Todd said...

I took a class from Susan at Adorn Me! last month and she was so much fun. I love the found object offbeat creativity of the Industrial Chic line.

Leslie Todd said...

And I tweeted at @nostoneunstrung.

BTW I loved your Swan Lake in Jewelry Affaire. You're right, this is a fantastic issue.

French Elegant Jewelry said...

I love them because they stand out and make a statement.

Lisa_Snow said...

I've just discovered ICE and Industrial Chic line. I'm so excited to get started. I love the flow of her designs!!!

beadworkbyh said...

I just love the style of the Industrial Chic line!! Very cool charms indeed :)

Wabbit said...

What I like is what a fabulous role model Susan is for artists being their own exhibit of their work. Nobody can wear her jewelry as well as she does, in my opinion. But that doesn't stop me wanting to try!

Just when you start to think that she will never be able to top the latest piece you've seen, she comes up with another fabulous idea.

I hope I win. Thanks for having a giveaway!

Kathy said...

Susan is a generous person - to be willing to teach all of us so many great techniques, many she has invented/created. Its wonderful...thank you SUSAN.

Leigh said...

I love the wonderful details on the Industrial Chic line. I am always lusting after it in the store.

liamsamuel @ gmail.com (no spaces).

Leigh said...
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Leigh said...

I posted this giveaway on twitter.

liamsamuel @ gmail.com (no spaces).

Rebecca said...

Pick me pick me! I love SLK as her work is so very unique and gorgeous and quite frankly, cool. I love her style. As for industrial chic, we don't have them over here in the UK and I have been dying to get my hands on some - the pieces I have seen are absolutely wonderful!

TesoriTrovati said...

I feel so blessed that I actually lucked out and got to take a two day class with Miss Susan at the Bead & Button in 2008. She is wonderfully giving and so genuine and warm. She made me feel that I could do anything and was always there to give her support and nudging along the way. Even spectacular failures were praised. They were spectactular after all! ;-)
Enjoy the day!
Erin

enchanted said...

Love it for its inspiration and uniqueness! Love your giveaway too! Thanks, Kathy

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

While I was never lucky (or brave) enough to take a class with Susan at Artfest, I admire how she's manage to make her elements available to novice and experienced artists alike.

I would LOVE to get my hands on her Industrial Chick booklet-I have a friend with a landmark birthday coming up and could use some inspiration when it comes to making her a specail gift to mark the occasion.

*fingers crossed*

Debby -- Romancing the Bling said...

I love to mix the industrial chic items in designing my one of a kind creations also!
Congrats on being in the latest publication ~ I was also fortunate to have 4 pieces published also! First time for me ~ totally fun!
Thanks for the opportunity on the giveaway!

Debby

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

i like industrial it's something different. i would love to experiment with the new line. thanks

Jean said...

why do I love Industrial Chic or Susan... Why not!! I learned so much in her class!

Anonymous said...

I don't know very much about Industrial chic, but it looks goo d enough for me. How I wish that I could buy such things in my country!
Stina (Sweden)

toyo5 said...

I love them both of course...susan for her generosity and inspiration. And industrial chic because it is so easy to use and add to for that special touch on a project.

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

What I love about the Industrial Chic line is that it is edgy and modern, without completely removing the feminine. That new copper piece with the pink and red interior is the perfect example of what I mean. I also love how interesting each piece is and how just wearing them will start a conversation. Really cool products!

last minute lynn said...

I absolutely LOVE the Industrial Chic line. I can't wait to see the new items in the collection! Thanks for the chance to win.

Dale said...

I really love everything Susan does! She has such a refreshing, grungy style that really appeals to me. I use her 'Cold Connections' book all the time as a reference and inspiration point. Even have a photo of one of her Opera necklaces as my work computer background :)

WondrousStrange said...

I can't get enough of Industrial Chic!! Would love to add to my collection!

Andi said...

There's nothing not to love anout Susan or Industrial Chic! Both first class! her Industrial Chic adds an element of interest and unusual, grundgy look to everything you add it to.

Lynne said...

wow love your stuff !!!

Gretz said...

Wow I love Susan's Stuff. I do wish it was more readily available down under....

Carina said...

The Industrial chic pieces blend in beautifully with my own found objects to fill in and create fuller finished jewelry and mixed media creations.

Sue said...

What a generous (and inspiring) giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

Lorna said...

I have been playing & making things with Industrial Chic products since they came out & am so excited to see new pieces added to the line. They really spark ideas in my work. I would love to get a preview of the new items, so am crossing my fingers that my number comes up!

Anonymous said...

just can't get enuf of the Industrial Chic pieces!! Thanks for the giveaway!
missy from the bayou

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I love the Industrial Chic line because they look artisan made, not commercial like most. I also love that there is such a big selection of charms and findings. Thanks for the giveaway - hope I win :)

nkjohnston said...

I've always loved the junk drawers, pencil nubs, little rusty bolts, etc., since I was little. If it was in the barn and on the ground somewhere where I could dig - even better. Industrial Chic has simply enhanced a childhood fetish with my everyday jewelry preferences. Great stuff!

sandi m said...

I just love the colors, shapes, simplicity, elegance, shabbiness of the Industrial Chic line - even the name is genius!

SusieG said...

Love these pieces...a little bit of vintage, little bit grunge, little bit hippie chic...all good! Keep 'em coming!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I shared your giveaway on Facebook!

http://www.facebook.com/#!/LisaAPetrillo/posts/109542252463378

Michelle said...

I really like the edginess of the line.

Jackie said...

What a great giveaway!! I love the fun Industrial Chic line, please put my name in the hat.
Good luck everyone!!
...Jackie

kim said...

I went to the store to get some of my favorite Industrial Chic and all I saw were empty hangers...came flying home to do research...seems they are just clearing out and waiting for the new line...phew!!!

Shelle said...

I love Industrial Chic because the components are so unique and brave - they really inspire me to create jewelry that stands out.

somethingunique said...

Hi Barbe, i just got your link over at Cindy's blog & i am so glad other bloggers do things like that or we would never find good blogs i have my copy of the Jewelry Affair and never miss a copy such unique inspirations and i love your necklace & i also love the "industrial chic" line, i just picked up a bunch of things Michaels had the line on sale recently so you can count me in for sure i would love to win thanks for the generous giveaway ttfn L:)

Terry Biz said...

I have loved Susan's work for quite some time - I so admire her imagination and courage to think outside the box!

JoaniB said...

I love Industrial Chic so much...in my dreams I would make their bracelet with every charm on it! I made a necklace which can double-wrap as a bracelet. So hard to pick from all those treasures!

JoaniB said...

I facebooked about your giveaway. I really, really want to win this one! Love your pieces, by the way.

Anonymous said...

I love this lady's work ! I am so happy to have a chance to win her book I am very familar with this product line I found them at the local Michael's and was so delighted the lady that waited on me was very entertained by my reaction to finding these little treasures! Please enter me and Thank You for such a great giveaway ! I work with polymer clay and they look wonderful together! Thank You !
Debra G. dgibson@bak.rr.com

Katie B said...

My best friend gifted some of the charms to me at Christmas. I love working them in to my embroidery.

Marina said...

I love Susans work and would love to win this since we dont have a Michaels in Puerto Rico and they dont sell online so it is very difficult for me to purchase them.

Marina

Deborah said...

Susan is SO talented and these new components are way cool!

Would love to win - thanks SO much for this giveaway!

Metal Stop said...

LOVE this line it has such fun pieces! I alos am using the ice resin and am enjoying it allot!
Thank you for such a fun giveaway!